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Circular Fashion: Turning Old Clothes into Everything From New Cotton to Fake Knees

Circular Fashion: Turning Old Clothes into Everything From New Cotton to Fake Knees

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Catriona Vi Nguyen-Robertson, PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne and Nolene Byrne, Associate Professor, Deakin University. Australia has a fashion problem. More than 500,000 tonnes of clothing waste is sent to landfill each year. But a new way of recycling could redirect some of our unwanted...

20 Items That Should Be On Your Zero Waste List

20 Items That Should Be On Your Zero Waste List

If you’re keen to embrace a zero waste lifestyle (interchangeably called low waste lifestyle, low impact lifestyle, minimal waste lifestyle and waste-free lifestyle) here are the 20 things you will need to get started. Some of these you will already own, some you can borrow and others you will need to buy (to keep your...

Eco Product Review: Bhumi Ethically Made 100% Organic Cotton Bed Sheets

Eco Product Review: Bhumi Ethically Made 100% Organic Cotton Bed Sheets

Tossing and turning and can’t seem to get comfy in bed? Have sensitive skin or suffer from skin allergies and your bed sheets causing irritation? I understand your frustrations. I’ve been there, experienced that. As a conscious entrepreneur who needs a good night’s sleep to perform at high levels, and one who has sensitive skin...

Australians Throw Out $8.9b Worth of Good Food Each Year. Here’s How to Cut Food Waste…

Australians Throw Out $8.9b Worth of Good Food Each Year. Here’s How to Cut Food Waste…

According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted globally each year; that’s one-third of all food produced worldwide either spoilt in transit or thrown out by consumers. Australia is one of the highest food-wasting countries per capita, ranked fourth in the world. With limited arable land and climate...